Arkansas health officials identified monkey pox case

THANK YOU for joining us– I AM BRANDON EVANS. WE WANT TO GET BREAKING NEWS — THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE FIRST CASE OF MONKEY POX HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE STATE. DOCTOR SAY WHILE NEW CASE CONCERNS — IT IS NOT AS CONTAGENT AS OTHER VIRUSES LIKE COVID-19. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DID NOT SAY WHERE THE CASE IS IN THE STATE. SYMPTOMS OF MONKEYPOX INCLUDE FEVER, CHAPTER

Arkansas Department of Health identifies first case of monkeypox in state

Monkeypox has been diagnosed for the first time in Arkansas, the Department of Health announced Tuesday. “While this news is worrying, monkeypox is not as contagious as other viruses, such as COVID-19,” Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, director of the Arkansas Division of Health, wrote in a press release. The ADH did not say where in the state monkeypox was identified. monkey pox includes fever, headache and a painful rash. These occur seven to 14 days after exposure, according to the RDA. The virus can be transmitted through direct skin contact with rashes, scabs, or bodily fluids, or with contaminated items such as clothing. Monkeypox is not an airborne disease, but can be transmitted over a long period of time. , face-to-face contact, according to the ADH. Vaccines are available for monkeypox. Antiviral drugs and immunoglobulins can help treat it. Monkeypox was first identified in the United States in May. It was found last month in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Monkeypox has been diagnosed for the first time in Arkansas, the Department of Health announced Tuesday.

“While this news is worrying, monkeypox is not as contagious as other viruses, such as COVID-19,” Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, director of the Arkansas Department of Health, in a press release.

The ADH did not say where monkeypox was identified in the state.

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to monkey pox should contact their health care provider to get tested, Dillaha said.

Symptoms of Monkeypox

The symptoms of monkey pox are fever, headache and a painful rash. These occur seven to 14 days after exposure, according to the RDA.

The virus can be transmitted through direct skin contact with a rash, scabs or bodily fluids or with contaminated items such as clothing.

Monkeypox isn’t an airborne disease, but it can be transmitted during prolonged, face-to-face contact, according to the ADH.

Vaccines are available against monkey pox. Antiviral drugs and immunoglobulins can help treat it.

Monkeypox was first identified in the United States in May. It was found last month in Oklahoma and Missouri.

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